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Thread: GRRRR! Fabric changed colors

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    Super Member rexie's Avatar
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    Have you ever had your fabric to totally change colors? I just finished an Around the World for my husbands volunteer fire dept. All I like is the border which is going to be a strip of black, a strip of red and another strip of black. I bought my black at Wal-mart (they didn't have any broadcloth) and it was REAL black, so I thought just maybe I should wash this first. I did and it came out brown! I would have been really mad if I had not washed it first. Today I went to Hobby Lobby, almost 40 miles away to get some black broadcloth.

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    Yikes. :( I have gotten a few things from walmart but I have never had good luck so I do no not anymore. So sry that yours changed color!!!

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    get kona black...

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    Wal-mart, (unfortuneately), buys their fabric as ends of line runs, or from sources that don't treat the fabrics with all the chemicals that help them to be colorfast... which is why they can charge less for the fabric. You might try and buy a package of rit dye in black and re-dye your fabric. :hunf:

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    Take it back to Wal-mart and get you money back.

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    Some manufacturers use different mixtures of colors to produce black. You never can be sure what blend happened to be in that batch. Just curious, what kind of detergent were you using? I'm another Kona fan for solids. It goes on sale often enough that it is affordable.

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    Kona is fabulous. I agree --- if you don't want to mess around trying to re-dye it... take it back to wal-mart. :mrgreen:

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    Guess that is a good reason to pre wash your fabric! I got Kona for my first quilt and it washed perfectly!

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    I only use Kona Black too, but I have heard even with Kona you can get different grades of fabric. So far so good for me.

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    Black is one of the hardest fabrics. Hard to sometimes find a true black, and the fading/bleeding issues.
    I use the Kona blacks now and I quit buying any other brands. :D:D:D

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